cfdm.core.Domain.del_construct

Domain.del_construct(key, default=ValueError())[source]

Remove a metadata construct.

If a domain axis construct is selected for removal then it can’t be spanned by any data arrays of the metadata constructs. However, a domain ancillary construct may be removed even if it is referenced by coordinate reference construct.

New in version (cfdm): 1.9.0.0

Parameters
key: str

The construct identifier of the metadata construct to be removed.

Parameter example:

key='auxiliarycoordinate0'

default: optional

Return the value of the default parameter if the data axes have not been set.

If set to an Exception instance then it will be raised instead.

Returns

The removed metadata construct.

Examples:

>>> f.del_construct('auxiliarycoordinate2')
<AuxiliaryCoordinate: latitude(111, 106) degrees_north>
>>> f.del_construct('auxiliarycoordinate2')
ValueError: Can't get remove non-existent construct
>>> f.del_construct('auxiliarycoordinate2', default=False)
False